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  • Cut to the Core: College Readiness vs. Career Training

    Last September, a piece in U.S. News and World Report argued that too many high school students are unprepared for college, and that all four years of high school ought to be devoted to college prep.

  • Cut to the Core: Digital Products Bring New Hope for Common Core

    The publishing industry has been abuzz about the Common Core for some time now, trying to keep abreast of the best ways to meet the marketplace demand for resources that align with the standards.

  • Cut to the Core: Low Support for Common Core After First Year

    One year ago this month, in September 2013, we opened our inaugural PW column with a look at the myths and realities that surround the Common Core State Standards.

  • Cut to the Core: New Standards After Common Core

    As students, teachers, and parents across the country gear up for the start of another school year, many are left wondering what the fate of the Common Core will be when they return to their districts.

  • Cut to the Core: Stopping the Summer Slide

    As students across the country enjoy their summer vacations, parents, teachers, and librarians are putting measures in place to keep those lazy, hazy days from becoming a “summer slide,” or “summer learning loss” as it is also known.

  • Cut to the Core: Common Core Is a Hot Topic at Trade Shows

    For publishers, librarians, and educators, the Common Core and its impact on trade books was a key topic of conversation at this year's Book Expo America.

  • Cut to the Core: Which Types of Materials Are Librarians Interested in Obtaining to Support Common Core?

    It seems the Common Core evokes some sort of reaction, good or bad, in everyone these days.

  • Cut to the Core: Modesto to Replace Librarians with Teachers

    On March 6, the Modesto Bee reported that “Modesto [Calif.] city schools are poised to cut 29 full-time teaching positions for next year, including most elementary school librarians.”

  • Cut to the Core: Rollback?

    February 2014 was a wild month for the Common Core standards in New York state.

  • Cut to the Core: Resource Selection and the Common Core

    The rollout of the Common Core standards may be mired in controversy, but the education materials marketplace is booming.

  • Cut to the Core: Better Luck Next Year

    Fall 2013 will be remembered as the season that the Common Core State Standards began to take effect—and it was a rocky rollout indeed. As the calendar marks a new year, we pause now to reflect upon what has been a bumpy first few months.

  • The Common Core Toolkit: December 2013

    Looking ahead to the ALA midwinter meeting.

  • Cut to the Core: On the Front Lines of the Common Core Rollout

    The rollout of the Common Core Standards has brought major upheaval to the educational realm, and librarians are now finding themselves in a position to offer critical support.

  • The Common Core Toolkit: November 2013

    Picture books are embraced during the month of November as authors, parents and educators come together to celebrate the early love of reading and learning that children gain by reading picture books.

  • Cut to the Core: Has the Common Core Rollout Gone Awry?

    The new school year is underway and as teachers look to align their lessons with the Common Core, many find themselves struggling with the implementation. In most cases this is not due to a lack of expertise, but rather inadequate training and resources.

  • Cut to the Core: AASL Conference Preview

    The American Association of School Librarians 16th national conference will be held from November 14–17 in Hartford, Conn., and this year's theme is "Rising to the Challenge."

  • The Common Core Toolkit: October 2013

    In this month's toolkit, PWcolumnists Margaux DelGuidice and Rose Luna highlight some education and common core-related resources with a focus on connecting.

  • Cut to the Core: Distinguishing Common Core Myth from Reality

    Distinguishing myths about the Common Core from reality will be a chief function of this new column, as we explore the issues and opportunities of the new educational standards.

  • The Common Core Toolkit: September 2013

    Common Core-related resources and news for the September, 2013, edition of PW's Cut to the Core column

  • ALA 2013: Cut to the Core

    PW's new Common Core columnists, Margaux DelGuidice and Rose Luna, preview Common Core programming at ALA.

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